Arbitration Lawyers in Austin
If your legal firm is doing a good job, they may win your court case. If they are doing an even better job, they may win your case in arbitration. What is arbitration and why is it better than a court case?
If you have a legal case in Austin, Texas, you may want to investigate whether representation by Zinda Law Group in an arbitration case may be a better choice than litigation in the courts.
Arbitration is a legal-sounding word that simply means the two sides sit across a table from each other in front of an arbitrator, who serves as both judge and jury. The decision of the arbitrator is binding on both sides.
There may be some significant advantages to you to agree to arbitration, such as:
- The process is faster than a court case. The court dockets (the schedules of judges and courtrooms) may be backed up for months. According to the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Services, the average time for a case in arbitration was about 475 days. They found that a similar case would take from 18 months up to three years in court.
- Arbitration is a relatively informal procedure. All persons involved in the case sit with their attorneys across a table from each other. The arbitrator collects all the information and weighs the positions of each side. The arbitrator then renders the binding decision. In the case of mediation, the decisions are only advisory, not binding as in arbitration.
- The process keeps hostility to a minimum. Each party is encouraged to become part of the process, thereby helping the arbitrator come to a final decision. It is a much more relaxed and peaceable process than litigation.
- Cases are simplified. The rules of evidence and procedure used in court don’t apply in arbitration cases. This cuts out a lot of the time wasting seen in court. Often, a simple phone call can take the place of many legal delaying tactics.
- Cases are private. If both parties agree, the proceedings and settlements are private, saving one or both parties possible embarrassment.
There may be other advantages or perhaps disadvantages, depending on your particular case. Zinda Law Group PLLC are experienced in representing clients in arbitration proceedings. They can advise you whether arbitration is a proper venue for your Austin case.
Zinda Law Group are a member in good standing with the Better Business Bureau®. Contact us today for a complimentary consultation and to learn more about the arbitration process and how it may apply to your case from a Personal Injury Attorney.